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Prawn Star

$$ - $$$Seafood, Healthy,
Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 456 421 172
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (114 reviews)
“oysters” (112 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, Healthy, Australian
$$ - $$$
Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got told to go down to the Prawn Star which was a boat selling seafood when we returned to Cairns ! I am so glad we did we shared a table with other people visiting from around the world . The atmosphere was a...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small menu of seafood and it’s still hard to make a decision as it all looked so good! We had the large platter ($70) which was enough for two - we had to leave one prawn as we were too full. The drinks are $5...More

Thank grdean
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in town for a crossfit event and this venue was great for a casual catch up. Prawn Star features 3 boats, each serving up the freshest of seafood. It’s down-to-earth dining at it’s best. The staff are friendly, and we had some of...More

Thank Janetalexis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading great reviews here we gave it a shot. I expected it to be very informal so was fine with no plates to eat off, no finger bowl to rinse fingers when eating prawns, etc. For $100 we got the deluxe platter. When it’s...More

Thank hkchrissy
Annette M, Owner at Prawn Star, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like fresh uncomplicated seafood don't waste time thinking about trying out Prawn Star, Just do It! Simple fresh seafood without all the spices and garnishes we often have in restaurants. Great friendly service. Reasonably priced drinks. We had a $100 platter between 4...More

Thank Bukashaus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cairns has its fair share - and then some - of great seafood eateries, but at Prawn Star you’re right there eating and drinking on the trawlers! And the prawns, bugs, oysters and sashimi the three of us had were absolutely top-notch. Cooked and chilled...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to give it a try one day and enjoyed it so much that I went back the next day. Fresh prawns and oyster the first day washed down with beer at the back of the boat, simply delicious. Fresh mud bugs and prawns the...More

Thank Max E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect a fine dining, a la carte service here... It's a get down and dirty fresh seafood, sit around a big table with other customers experience you won't regret. The seafood platters are unbelievable. They are huge and for 2 people are plenty big...More

Thank tincoll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the Prawn Star and we enjoyed the experience even more this time. Beers $5.00 and cans of soft drinks $3.00. We had a huge plate of prawns served with lime wedges and seafood sauce. Delish! And the staff are...More

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here with family and friends who all loved seafood. We were not disappointed. While the whole lobster was the favourite, the oysters, prawns and bugs were also really tasty and fresh. Fun atmosphere with great service. Wine and beer options are simple/limited...More

Thank Rosanne S
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Margaret A
1 January 2018|
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Response from sharon l | Reviewed this property |
straight up seafood, no sides, crackers....just fresh deliciousness
19 October 2017|
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Response from Annette M | Property representative |
Hello there... Firstly you have had the non smoking question answered..😉 Children are very welcome..👌 And take away is a definite YES... 👍 Hope this helps...see you at the Prawn Star.... 😉
27 September 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$111
Seafood, Healthy, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 456 421 172
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Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
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